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7 Things You Can Do Today to Help Prevent Child Abuse-Term Life

It’s April 8, which means we’re just about a week into Child Abuse Prevention Month. With an issue as important as preventing child abuse (as well as neglect), it can be difficult to know where to start getting involved. We’ve compiled a list of small ways that you can take action today to promote...

4 Things that can Make Scoliosis Worse

Scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine) can develop for multiple reasons. Typically with idiopathic scoliosis (that develops in young patients), the spinal curvature won’t get any worse once the child finishes going through puberty. However, in some cases and with certain patients, scoliosis can get worse due to specific factors. In this article,...

10 Subtle Signs of Bipolar Disorder

When it comes to mental illness, the first name that strikes the mind is bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a complex illness and according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), nearly 6 million people (both men and women) living in the US suffers from bipolar disorder. This is a kind of mental health problem...

Six Signs that ADHD May Be Part of Your Marriage

Wondering if your marriage problems might be explained by the presence of ADHD?  Here are six signs that you should look for:1.      There is a seriously unbalanced distribution of responsibility in your household.  A partner with ADHD often has trouble following through on tasks that are boring or need full attention.  To compensate, non-ADHD...

Special hand cycle bicycle allows Hamburg boy with cerebral palsy to ride using his arms-Term Life

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thirteen year old Christian O’Connell of Hamburg was born with cerebral palsy. He’s always wanted to ride a bike but hasn’t been able to until now.“My feet due top cerebral palsy aren’t able to properly pedal a bike the right way so with the hand cycle I can just use...

Newer antipsychotics for maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder generally requires lifelong medication. Today, second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are sometimes used for maintenance treatment, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or other mood stabilisers. SGA is prescribed in relatively high numbers of cases of bipolar disorder. According to The Swedish National Quality Register for Bipolar Disorder, a com­bina­tion of SGA...

Healing the Shame of Childhood Abuse Through Self-Compassion_Term Life

“Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.”Anais Nin (attributed) Several months ago I wrote a blog on how self-compassion can heal the shame ofchildhood wounds and I received many queries about shame and self-compassion from Psychology Today readers. I’m happy to announce that my book, “It Wasn’t Your Fault: Freeing Yourself of the...

Don’t Date Girls With Borderline Personality Disorder-Term lIfe

If you date enough women, eventually you will encounter one with Borderline Personality Disorder. If autism is hyper-masculinization of the brain, it may help to think of BPD as characterizing hyper-feminization of the brain. Recent research suggests that the disorder, which afflicts 2% of the population, is linked to hormone levels and can be...

14 Things You May Not Know About Sickle Cell:Term Life

The problem with Sickle Cell is that it’s a bit too complicated and most people don’t understand how it works. So here are a few basic facts from you might want to know. 1. You can’t “catch” Sickle Cell Sickle Cell Disease (also known as Sickle Cell Disorder or Anaemia) is not contagious. Repeat, you can...

6 Signs Of Borderline Personality Disorder

A few years ago, I got a call from a social worker, asking me to come to a local mental health facility and attend a meeting for family members of people who were receiving treatment — which came as a shock, as I did not know I that had any family receiving treatment at...

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